On March 8, International Womenâ€™s Day is celebrated around the world. It is a day to acknowledge and appreciate the economic, political, and social achievements of women. This year the theme of International Womenâ€™s Day is #BeBoldForChange.
From scientists to journalists, explorers to rulers, the women in these audiobooks show us how being bold can shape history. Listen, and be inspired to make changes of your own.
Sam Maggs tells the stories of forgotten but brilliant, brainy, totally rad women in history who broke barriers as scientists, engineers, mathematicians, adventurers, and inventors.
Listen to an excerpt WONDER WOMEN
This absorbing biography of Hatshepsut, the longest-reigning female pharaoh in ancient Egypt, traces her audacious rise to power.
Listen to an excerpt THE WOMAN WHO WOULD BE KING
Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland were two pioneering female journalists who raced to break the record for the fastest trip around the world in 1889. Eighty Days brings these trailblazing women to life as they race against time and each other, unaided and alone, ever aware that the slightest delay could mean the difference between victory and defeat.
Listen to an excerpt EIGHTY DAYS
Empress Dowager Cixi (1835â€“1908) is the most important woman in Chinese history. Packed with drama, fast-paced, and gripping, this biography is both a panoramic depiction of the birth of modern China and an intimate portrait of a woman who was concubine to a monarch and absolute ruler of a third of the worldâ€™s population.
Listen to an excerpt EMPRESS DOWAGER CIXI
Mountaineer, archaeologist, Arabist, writer, poet, linguist, and spy Gertrude Bell dedicated her life to championing the Arab cause and was instrumental in drawing the borders of the modern Middle East.
Listen to an excerpt A WOMAN IN ARABIA
An engrossing and revolutionary biography of Isabella of Castile, the controversial queen of Spain who sponsored Christopher Columbus’s journey to the New World, established the Spanish Inquisition, and became one of the most influential female rulers in history.
Listen to an excerpt ISABELLA